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Islamophobia

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Christians and Muslims can be Friends

“In writing this book, Father Dave seeks to offer information to correct misconceptions about Muslims based on his own experience and his theological and doctrinal perspective. He contends that through addressing the unwarranted negative perceptions of Muslims, the Church is well positioned to have a positive impact on attitudinal change that could influence local and international events,” says Dr Robin Ray from Anglican Overseas Aid

"The colleague turned to me and said, 'Oh, I’m sorry, didn’t mean anything by it, but I thought that you being Aboriginal, you wouldn’t have morals or principles!' I was conflicted on whether I should stay, as I so loved working with my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but unbelievably offended and hurt, I resigned" (Aunty Sandra King OAM, who was awarded a prestigious Australia Day Honours award for service to the Indigenous community in 2020)
Features

Let's talk about racism: five people, five stories

Racism and cultural prejudice have been increasingly discussed in the media and among the broader community recently. In this year of ‘Being Together: Practising Peacemaking’, five men and women of faith share about their personal encounters with racism and cultural prejudice in a range of settings

Reflections

New territory – Christchurch massacre reflection

Bishop Cam Venables reflects upon the Christchurch Mosque terrorist attacks and suggests that we are in ‘new territory’: “Maybe a sleeping giant of compassion will now wake in the hearts and minds of all – breaking the self-imposed shackles of apathy, indifference and perceived powerlessness?”